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Caption Does Not Compute

This week's befuddling caption comes to us courtesy the Associated Press:

Pakistani Shiite Muslims lay a U.S. flag on the road and chant slogan during a rally to condemn Monday's suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Karachi, the country's largest city, came to a virtual standstill after religious and political leaders called for a general strike to protest a bombing that killed 44 people and subsequent riots. The banner reads 'The attack of Shiite procession is the conspiracy of oppressive forces.' (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Laying a U.S. flag on the road? During a rally against "suicide bombing?"

Funny, I thought laying the U.S. flag on the road was typically a precursor to something else entirely... Like, for instance, an anti-American protest.

Maybe I'm just not "nuanced" enough to understand the subtle message that Fareed Khan's trying to send.

 Tags: AP fareed khan YourProtestStinks


Comments:

#1 captainfish 05-Jan-2010

Once again Brian, you are mistaken.  That is not the flag of the USA.  You can CLEARLY see that the flag that is on the road only has 42 stars, representing 42 states. 

If you were as intellectual as you claim to be, you would know (but guess not) that we have 57 states in this USSA.

Besides, having the flag placed in a prominent position FOR the phtographer shows that this is a pro USSA rally.    You can tell by the man in the background with the bottle of lighter-fluid.

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